Book review: A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester

IN 1922 Evelyn Lockhart is expected to marry well, manage a house of servants, procreate and find fascination with needlepoint.

OPINION: The past pops up at the strangest times

Columnist Greg Bray

We've all experienced things that we're deeply ashamed about.

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Newsreader taken out of her comfort zone and into the desert

Channel 9 news reader Melissa Downes during the trek through the Simpson Desert, raising money for Youngcare.

A trek through the desert was just a small part of a big challenge

TRAVEL: Touring the outback with a former wrestler

Barcaldine’s Tree of Knowledge.

Seeing a new side of Queensland with former wrestler Tom Lockie

The real reasons alcohol makes us feel good

Why have we been drinking alcohol for the last 10,000 years?

Weekend Cook: The days of bland meals are gone

Huli means ‘turn’ in Hawaiian.

Huli-huli chicken is the recipe to try this weekend.

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South Korea's hangover-fighting ice cream

FORGET the morning after cocktail of ibuprofen, Maccas and Netflix, there's a new way to shake that hangover.

Josh beats burger challenge for the fourth time

The Nines has been running a massive burger challenge that you have to eat in 6 minutes. Josh Bidencope has accepted the challenge and now on his fourth.

A Monster burger challenge is taking the Coast by storm

Celebrity chef Matt Golinski to wow crowds at Relish Fest

GET FRESH: Celebrity chef Matt Golinski is helping to inspire foodies to think outside the square at Relish Food and Wine Festival next Saturday.

He will run cooking demonstrations at the festival in Maryborough

VIDEO: The fastest, easiest way to peel a potato?

There is a fast way to peel potatoes.

This 30-second video shows how quickly you can peel a potato

Coles and Woolworths' dairy war hurts CQ farmers

Michael and Aaron Clews, from Slatewood dairy farm in Rossmoya, discuss the impact of supermarket milk wars on Central Queensland farmers and economy.

Dairy price war impacting $70 million injected into CQ economy

Queensland dairy industry struggling as farmers hit wall

"...now they’re not producing enough milk to cover Queensland"

WINE REVIEW: Eden Road wines one to try

Award-winning wines to try.

Award-winning wines to try

10 things to remember when you move out of a rental property

Here are some useful tips for people moving out of rental properties.

5 tips for making money on a renovation project

It can be difficult to guarantee a return on investment.

Australians have spent close to $15 bill on renovating and building

21 ways you can save on your power bill

Would you take a shower at the beach or swim at a local dam to save on power costs?

Install powerboards for devices which can be switched off by remote

Looking to buy? Fraser Coast market ripe with bargains

GROWTH: Point Vernon recorded a 19.5% growth in median house value in the December quarter.

POLL: What is your non-negotiable when it comes to buying a house?

Easter provides an excuse to decorate the home

Celebrating Easter at home.

Go for pastels, fresh flowers and greenery

Gladstone's million-dollar homes ready for right buyer

THE TOP PICK: This property, at 6/569 Springs Road Agnes Water, is available for $2.75million.

There are more than 40 properties on the market at $1m-plus

Zygocactus is one plant that celebrates winter in style

You might not recognise any of these names, but you will almost certainly recognise the plant when you see it.

Edible flowers: Roses aren't just for looking at

An Ian Thorpe rose.

There are plenty of flowers useful in the kitchen

Picking the right apples for your garden

Growing apples can be easy.

HOW TO: Pick and plant your own apples

Meet the banksias African cousin

Leucadendron.

The African favourites will bring colour to any garden

No sign of closing 15 years later

Sauers Produce and Garden Centre, Diamond Street, Cooroy, services small crops farmers and home gardeners in the Noosa hinterland.

15 years ago it looked like Cooroy would lose it's gardening store

Become a green thumb with 5 easy plants ready for winter

LOCALLY FRESH: : Learmonth Foodworks has a great supply of fresh, local produce. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Mild temperatures make for a better environment to grow.

Palmwoods business owner buys new ‘tank’ to fuel his war on noxious weeds

WAR ON WEEDS: Adam Farr with his Truxor 5045, which he hopes will help eradicate waterborne weeds from south-east Queensland.

New machine deals with problem weed in dams and waterways

Travel: The magical mountains of Switzerland

BEING on top of a mountain in Switzerland is to know you are really alive.

10 tips about traveling overseas for first timers

What tips do you have for first time overseas travelers?

11 awesome things to do in Hervey Bay

Looking out across the Bay.

Hervey Bay delights storytellers

TRAVEL: Putting on a party in the Rhine

Winemaking town gets three million visitors a year

Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber expecting second child

Teresa Palmer and Mark Webber are expecting their second child together.

Former Glee star indicted for child porn possession

Mark Salling has been indicted on child pornography charges

Jack O’Connell won over Jodie Foster to be in Money Monster

Jack O'Connell and director Jodie Foster on the set of the movie Money Monster.

Young Brit takes on a big challenge next to an all-star cast

Sophie Turner: Fame forced me to grow up

Sophie Turner says she "clings onto her childhood"

The King of Blues kids hearts are in misery over money

B.B. King

B.B. King's children fight over his multi-million dollar estate

GALLERY: Beef Week babes grace the fashion catwalk

600 people went home more stylish and a little tipsier after the BeefWeek Fashion Parade.

Sydney Fashion Week awash with muted tones

American model Bella Hadid (centre) leads the Misha Collection show.

Collections anchored in cream, white, black and grey

Logies fashions hit and miss affair

Gold Logie nominee and fashionista Lee Lin Chin and her date Charlie.

Who were the winners and losers in this year's fashion stakes?

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

Double Standards: All the single tattooed ladies, cover up

What is it about tattoos that attract men and women?

Ugg Boots fined for not being Australian made

Ugg boots

Ugg Boots maker fined for saying boots made in ACT

PHOTOS: Gladstone model's photos printed in national mag

Gladstone model Kaitlyn Delioglanis was featured in national fashion magazine Cynical with these images taken by Rockhampton photographer Em Roberts. Photo Wicked Tales

Kaitlyn's modelling passion blossoms in mag

He's ready to bare it all and wax that hairy back

Maryborough's Russell Booth and partner Charmaine Bailey - Russell is getting his back waxed at Pubfest to raise money for charity. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

The Maryborough man has volunteered to have his entire back waxed

Thermomix explodes leaving mum with burns

Gracemere mum learns what not to cook in a thermomix after suffering burns from explosion.

Is the new Macbook worth it?

The new Macbook

It's expensive but the new Macbook is impressive

Forget business success question, ask what people will buy

The five cent coin is soon to be a discontinued currency in Australia.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

We shouldn't be looking at what makes a business successful

Myer, eBay launch world first virtual reality store

eBay giving away thousands of VR devices to promote new retail shop

From fit to fab in big name fashion

Marc Jacobs Astor Lightning Bolt Sneaker, $469, David Jones.

Sneakers are one trend that isn't going anywhere

To taste or not to taste? The supermarket dos and don'ts

SNACK ATTACK: Donovan Bruton,6, grabs a banana while shopping with his mum at the Bli Bli IGA.

Is it okay to taste something before you buy it?

Know the rules when it comes to bag checks

Find out your rights and responsibilities

Mobile phone use linked to cancer in two-year study

A MAJOR study has suggested there is a link between mobile phones and cancer.

Salvos deal with family pain in wake of suicide

Domestic violence spiked in Logan over the Christmas and New Year break.Photo illustration Claudia Baxter JA1310BZZ

Captain Jo Chant has witnessed the devastating affects of suicide.

50 tablets 'enough to kill a person', teen took 100

Sheridan attempted to end her own life after swallowing more than 100 tablets used to treat her mother's medical condition.

Mum’s heartache as Ipswich teenager overdoses on tablets

The brave mum who fought for more time with girls

Amanda Ferreira with her daughters Monet, Nouvel and Valentina. Photo / Supplied

"I thank the grace of God I'm here every single day.'

Mariah’s story should inspire us all to have a go

The Queensland Times Editor Peter Chapman.

My Comment column with QT Editor Peter Chapman

How clean eating transformed incredible shrinking woman

AFTER: Mariah Tonkin has lost almost 60kg.

Clean eating wins the day for Hillcrest’s Mariah Tonkin

Greens announce plan for legal and accessible abortion

Federal Greens Deputy Leader Larissa Waters at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Thursday, June 11, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Abortion should be legal Greens senator says

Heartbreak of infertility told from a man’s perspective

"DO YOU have a minute?" That's the question Dan Majesky asked on a Facebook post that has gone viral.

Research: the pros and cons of popular parenting styles

What's the best way to raise your child?

Mooloolaba man happy to donate sperm to Coast couple

A senior science adviser has warned that plans to allow the creation of so-called “three-parent” in vitro fertilisation (IVF) babies as early as next year are premature because of unresolved safety concerns about the future health of the children.

Couple turns to Facebook after six rounds of IVF

Baby born on way to Hervey Bay Hospital

Paramedics received the call at 4.15am.

Revolt over Catholic girls' school's strict ball dress code

The school rules state the back of the dress cannot go below the armpit and there must be no cleavage at all. Photo / Change.org

Online petition is calling on the principal to rethink the policy

10 completely normal things all new parents go through

You know what it is like to be a hermit.

Why don't families sit down and eat anymore

Higher income earners with a household income of $200,000 or more per annum were more likely to underestimate their financial position, with 44 per cent rating themselves as middle class.

Families are the most vital cog in our society.

10 reasons to marry a journalist

JOURNALISTS often get a bad rap ... but here's 10 reasons why we make EXCELLENT partners.

Why this photo is going viral around the world

Charlotte Hodges (left) and her partner Ruth Toomey share a peck outside a Russell St store.

Daring kiss outside Russell St store gets tongues wagging

Big read: Harm caused by pornography hits home

A sex therapist says numbers of people seeking help for porn addiction are increasing, and her youngest client is just 13

Sex therapist sees dramatic increase in those seeking help

Be careful or Airbnb might steal your spouse, says tourist

Airbnb affair has ended a 30-year marriage